Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
RICHARDSON, Bill (1947-)

RICHARDSON, BILL, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 15, 1947; graduated from Middlesex High School, Concord, Mass., 1966; B.A., Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1970; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass., 1971; aide to United States Representative Frank Bradford Morse of Massachusetts, 1971-1973; legislative management officer, U. S. Department of State, 1974-1976; staff. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1976-1978;international business consultant; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-seventh Congress, 1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses, until his resignation February 13, 1997, (January 3, 1983-February 13, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008; United States Ambassador to the United Nations, 1997-1998; Secretary of Energy, 1998-2001; Governor of New Mexico, 2003-2011.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes and Sound Tape Reels: 1984-1990, 6 commercials on 4 videocassettes and 11 commercials on 2 sound tape reels.
The commercials were used during Bill Richardson's campaigns for the 1984, 1986, and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 3 of New Mexico, Democratic Party.


University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: ca. 1983-1998, amount unknown.
The papers of former Congressman Bill Richardson have not been processed and are not yet available to researchers.

  • Richardson, Bill. "Hispanic American Concerns," Foreign Policy 60 (Autumn, 1985): 30-39.
  • ___., with Michael Ruby. BetweenWorlds: The Making of an American Life. New York: Plume Books, 2007.
  • ___. Leading by Example: How We Can Inspire an Energy and Security Revolution. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.
  • ___., with Kevin Bleyer. How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 2013.
  • "Bill Richardson" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.